An authentic Alaska experience at an active learning nature lodge
Camp Denali, one of the first nature lodges in Alaska (1951), features a unique location 89 miles from the crowded park entrance, offering guests views of Denali and the Alaska Range (weather permitting). Camp Denali is renowned for its active learning emphasis, and an array of activities are offered: hiking in the higher alpine valleys, canoe paddling on Wonder Lake, and easy mountain biking along the park road and more!
Days of hiking and wildlife observation are enhanced by visits to the interactive Natural History Resource Center. Evening programs presented by staff naturalists and visiting specialists are designed to expand your knowledge of Alaska’s natural and cultural heritage. Throughout the summer, visiting specialists share their expertise on topics such as how animals survive in the winter, aurora phenomena, global climate change, bird migration and more.
Each guest cabin has stunning mountain views and is a three to seven-minute walk from the historic hand-hewn log lodge. The cabins are comfortable and rustic, with a small wood-burning stove, wall-mounted propane lights and a gas hot plate for heating water. You can wash in the privacy of your cabin and each has a convenient “house out back.” There is a modern central bathhouse area near the lodge providing private hot showers and changing rooms.
This Denali experience is the perfect complement to our Lodge Packages, Alaska Wildland Collection, or Ultimate Alaska Adventure, allowing you to experience Alaska’s Southcentral region as well as the fabled Interior.
Call for pricing; Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy, plus tax. Available June to early September. 4 days/3 nights options start on Fridays. 5 days/4 nights options start on Mondays.
Get an early start this morning and take a taxi to meet your motorcoach bound to Denali National Park. Arrive at the Egan Convention Center in Anchorage by 6:30 a.m. for check-in. The 237-mile trip north provides scenic byways and, weather permitting, excellent views of Denali en route to the park.
Arrive at the Denali Rail Depot around noon and meet with your naturalist guide from Camp Denali. Board a private bus and journey along the restricted-access Denali National Park road. Along the way, enjoy active sightseeing for wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery while hearing about the compelling natural and cultural history of the park.
Tonight’s dinner will be served en route with a “welcome” dessert reception at the lodge. Overnight at Camp Denali.
Day 2 and 3 (or longer)
After a hearty breakfast in the lodge, choose between naturalist-guided or self-guided activities. Hike, birdwatch and observe wildlife with trained naturalist guides on the tundra; or set out on an independent adventure of canoeing in Wonder Lake or biking along the park road. Casual fishing in Moose Creek or Wonder Lake is also available. Lunches are enjoyed in nature during your day’s activities, while dinner is to be savored in the main lodge, as you share stories of the day’s adventures with other guests. Overnight at Camp Denali.
An early breakfast will be provided in the lodge before you bid farewell to Camp Denali. Enjoy another wildlife and sightseeing drive out of the park this morning and arrive at the Denali Depot area before noon. This afternoon, board the historic Alaska Railroad for scenic rail travel through Alaska’s backcountry as you return to Anchorage (or Fairbanks, upon request). Lunch and dinner are available for purchase on the train. Transfers and overnight accommodations in Anchorage are not included.